The writing has gone more slowly than I had hoped in the fall when I'd begun this novel. But I'm closing in on the ending and it feels good. Even with the plodding pace I'm on now, I should have this done by the end of summer. Then it's time for editing and the query letter. I know this process. I've been through this with "The Wings of Winter." And although I'm still in query limbo with "Wings," I'm not discouraged.
I know that I can string a few sentences together. My writing doesn't totally stink up the joint. My plots have a begining, a middle, and an end, my characters have fully developed lives, and I'm not afraid of editing. I approach writing as both work and as a joy and there will be a day when one of my novels makes it from idea to first draft to edited novel to published work that you can buy in your local bookstore.
I have faith and patience.